William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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Fairtrade Friday at William Patten!

We have had a wonderful day celebrating Fairtrade Friday at WP! Children across all key stages have learnt about what Fairtrade produce is and why it is important, especially to farmers, their families and their local communities. This year’s theme was all about food, where it comes from, and the impact climate change has on certain produce. We asked the children to come in Fairtrade themed colours, or in the style of Fairtrade produce, and they didn’t disappoint! Have a little look at some wonderful outfits from the day. Everyone also got to sample some yummy Fairtrade food, thanks to our wonderful kitchen staff! We also look forward to seeing what you create as part of the home learning set on Google Classroom.

Coronation party

William Patten enjoyed a special Coronation party on Friday 5th May (despite the weather!). The eco-crowns were fabulous, with such a range of materials used and all very unique, individual and rather beautiful. The children enjoyed describing how the construction of many of the crowns were a family affair, including grandparents and much younger siblings getting involved. The photo booth proved to be a real hit with the children as they had their own “stamp” photos to take home. The Coronation cupcakes were also popular, so a big thank you to Ali and the team for making enough for everyone to enjoy. The ice cream also went down very well! Thank you to the PTFA for funding the photo booth and ice cream van, both of which have made the day one to remember for all children.


We enjoyed STEM week recently, including our annual fabulous Family Challenge!
As part of STEM week, nursery children made their own boats, which they then tested to see if they would float. Year 1 designed and made their own boats with propellers! After the making, there was of course the testing, which explains why there was a paddling pool on the roof!
Years 1 to 6 also took part in wonderful workshops run by the local group STEAM Lab Hackney. The children had the opportunity to get hands on with a range of technology including Indi car robots, Sphero bots which they programmed to talk and micro:bits which they used to make electric guitars.
Year 4 had a special visitor. Falcon and Dolly’s dad came in to talk to us about being a pilot. We learned about all the different factors that allows something as big as an airplane to take flight. We were even able to make connections between air pressure in flight and the barometers we made in class as our focus STEM activity.

Year 6 artwork inspired by David Hockney

Year 6 have created some beautiful work inspired by David Hockney. David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Picture’ is a body of the artist’s most recent work, spanning 50 years and focusing on the artist’s return to the UK from California and his native (West) Yorkshire.
This body of work demonstrates Hockney’s exploration and fascination with the depiction of landscape through oil paintings, ipad paintings, charcoal drawings, sketches, digital video and collages. The children learnt that collages are artworks created by carefully selected smaller images and that a montage is a singular image created through the combination of smaller images (including photographs). The children worked individually to create their own landscapes and then worked collaboratively in groups to make a montage of different images of the playground. Observing them work together was joyful, such intense concentration and focus and excellent teamwork and consideration towards others. Fantastic work Year 6, on many different levels!

Black History Month 2022

We celebrated Black History Month in October and Years 1, 2 and 3 visited Ridley Road market, where they received a very warm welcome from the stall holders and the children enjoyed purchasing items from the stalls. The classes learnt about the importance of Ridley Road to communities in Hackney and beyond and how it has played and continues to play an important part in Hackney’s history and heritage. Years 4,5 and 6 visited Hackney Museum and Nursery and Reception covered a variety of mini topics through activities from Hackney Museum.